Shipwreck Is one of the most famous beaches in the world. It is named after a shipwreck (MV Panagiotis), which sunk on the shore around 1980. The scenery is unique because there is a beach of white pebbles, with turquoise waters, surrounded by cliffs. This beach is accessible only by boat. You can book a boat tour from Zakynthos town, from Porto Vromi or Agios Nicolas Port in Volimes.
You can also see Navagio from the top of the cliff and enjoy the breathtaking view. You will have the chance to take the best “selfie” ever. Bohalli hill, Zakynthos town, the beach of Gerakas, Marathonisi, Keri, Keri Caves, and the beach of Marathias, Blue Caves, and the Limnionas beach are also places that you should visit…
Another part of the island is known as Marathonisi. It is a tiny uninhabited island in Laganas Gulf, with exotic beauty, white sand, crystal clear waters and it is visited by the Caretta – Caretta turtles! It is preferred by the turtles to lay their eggs. For humans, it is the most restricted area on the island, because it is the place where the turtles go to reproduce in the summer, so any human appearance can threaten them. That’s why even when humans come for sight-seeing, they are expected to stay within the range of about 5-meters of a small beach. It also looks like a turtle and therefore it is known as the turtle island.
Marathonisi is part of the national marine park and it contains tropical vegetation, turquoise waters, and sea caves. The remoteness of the island offers peacefulness. To visit Marathonisi book a boat trip from Laganas, Agios Sostis, Porto Koukla, Keri, or rent a boat to explore the coast. No one is allowed to build anything on this island, every human activity is very much restricted to safe-guard the Caretta Caretta.
When it comes to tourism and everything that makes a tourist visit an experience of a lifetime, it’s difficult to find a better place than the Zakynthos town. Zakynthos is a busy town with a wide range of choices for dining or entertainment, shopping souvenirs, and a great variety of cultural attractions. It is worth visiting the statue of Dionysios Solomos in Solomos Square and the town hall Library.
The Church of Saint Dennis (Agios Dionysios), the Saint protector of the island, and Saint Marcos Square with the Catholic Church and the Venetian style clock. You can also visit the Byzantine Museum and the Solomos and Kalvos Museum. You might have seen some beautiful pictures of places that looked like they could only exist in heaven, some of them can be found at the Zakynthos town. You will find it pleasurable walking around the port of the town while enjoying the beautiful view. Don’t miss the chance for anything in the world.